Friday, April 17, 2009

Quidditch Round 3

1. This “Harry Potter” character’s first name comes from Roman mythology. The mythological character’s twin brother is named Romulus. What is the Harry Potter character last name?
b. Lupin

2. Which “Harry Potter” character’s first name is the Latin equivalent of the Greek Goddess Athena?
c. McGonagall

3. In ‘Harry Potter’ World, this wizard has created the Philosopher’s Stone (called the Sorcerer Stone in the US). The historical figure from the 14th and 15th centuries was a scribe and a manuscript-seller who became famous as an alchemist. Who is this individual?
Nicolas Flamel

4. What is the first name of a character whose last name is the name of a Bulgarian leader from early 9th century who doubled the country’s territory?
c. Viktor

5. Which character’s name is the name of goddess in Indian mythology?
b. Patil

6. “Where the Wild Things Are” tells the story of Max, a young boy sent to bed without his supper for his wild antics. Who created this winner of the Caldecott Medal?
a. Maurice Sendak

7. What was NOT one of the unexpected defense mechanisms that Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Griphook encountered in their attempt to rob Gringotts?
b. The Thieves’ Downfall

8. What was Snape aiming at when he cut off George’s ear?
c. Another Death Eater’s wand hand

9. How much older than James was Lily? (Referring to Harry’s parents, not children).
d. 2 months

10. Food is one of the five exceptions to what magical law?
b. Gamp’s Law of Elemental Transfiguration

Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Good, the Bad, and the Undecided...

OK - I must confess. I'm the teeniest bit green-eyed over Ophelia's fabulous vacation at (wait for it) Camp Knitty Ha-Ha. Oh wellllll, I'll get over it. Maybe another year. :-(

Good news on another front. The Ministry has decided to transfer me to their Atlantic-based offices...mid-Atlantic, that is. ;-) I'll still be working for the same department, but beautiful beaches, sunny skies, and surprisingly temperate weather await me. Never fear - I won't be transferring until after the term is completed.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Exciting Travels

Housemates -

Have I got exciting news! I was able to secure lodgings in the muggle city of Atlanta. I even rode one of those devices called an "airplane"! Quite interesting, but, honestly, give me a broom any day! I'll admit, this airplane is cleaner than your average trip through the floo network, but it takes so much more time - and the view isn't nearly as good as the view from a broom. (Of course, the extra time meant that I was able to work on my spoilee's bag - I'm nearly finished!)

At any rate, I'm visiting Atlanta so I can see the exhibit at the High Museum. Although most muggles will only be seeing the Terracotta Warriors, I'm keeping my eyes peeled for any other creatures. ;-) Who knows what managed to sneak in the exhibit without being seen?

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Spring is Here!

Yippee!! We're heading to Daigon's Alley to celebrate!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Quidditch 2

1. On which day did the Order of the Phoenix come to get Harry?

c. Saturday

2. During all this chaos with voldemort and the Death Eaters, people still had lives to live and Ron's oldest brother, Bill decided to marry Fleur Delacour? Who were the uninvited guests at Bill and Fleur's wedding?

b. Death Eaters

3. Voldemort had seven Horcruxes hidden in different places. Six of them were hidden at the Gaunt shack, Hogwarts, a cave, inside Harry, inside his snake, Nagini and Tom Riddles Diary. Did Voldemort hide the last Horcrux inside the Malfoy's vault at Gringotts?

b. No

4. Why did the Dumbledore's move to Godric's Hollow?

c. The father went to Azkaban

5. Harry and Hermione read a part of "Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore," written by Rita Skeeter. Then they met Dumbledore's brother Abreforth and he told them the same story, just with a few details changed. Which of the following did Aberforth and Rita Skeeter agree on about Dumbdore's past?

b. That Dumbledore was friends with Grindelwald for a while.

6. When Harry and Hermione visit Godric's Hollow, they visit the graveyard to see Harry's parent's graves. Harry walks by a tombstone that we later learn belong to tone of "The Three Brother'. The brother buried there once owned what?

b. The cloak

7. The Trio finds out that Luna had been kidnapped by the Death Eaters , and that they won't give her back until they got Harry Potter. Why did they kidnap Luna?

a. Her father sided with Harry and Dumbledore

8. After Voldemort killed Snape, he left the room and Harry came out from under the cloak. Snape gave Harry some of his memories all the way from when he was a child to just months before. Harry dived into the Pensieve and which of the following did he not see?

c. Snape and Lily having fun in a potions class.

9. On the search of the Lost Diadem, Harry finally gets to talk to the Gray Lady. Who was the Gray Lady when she was alive?

c. Helena Ravenclaw.

10. Which of these is not one of Harry or Ron's children?

d. Victoria

Friday, March 13, 2009


The cleaning wizards are working around the clock. I keep tripping over enchanted brooms and feather dusters. No - it's not spring cleaning (yet). Mother is coming to visit this weekend! I've nearly finished all of my schoolwork also, although the Professors really hit me with a lot of work this week...especially Charms and History of Magic! Of course, it would help if I could stay awake in History of Magic, but who has any luck with that!

Friday, March 6, 2009

From Snow Day to Beach Day...all in one week!

Well, the title about says it all. The week started off with snow and ended with beautiful, clear, 65 deg weather. Unfortunately, I didn't get to stay home and enjoy any of it. The Ministry continues to be quite busy and my new job is keeping me hopping.

But at least I've found time to start on my spoilee's bag! If I'm lucky, I'll get a good chunk of it done this weekend. I really wish I was a fast knitter like Ophelia. But I guess it just takes a bunch of practice.

I found this neat HP quiz. I didn't do very well though - I only got 15. :-(

Friday, February 27, 2009

Sssslytherin House Quiz #3

It’s so pedestrian to admit that I’ve cheated, but this week has been absolutely crazy. My office at the Ministry is reorganizing, so I’m starting in a new position. Many, many thanks to all of my fellow Slytherins for the assist!

House Quiz
These are short answer questions. Try to answer them completely - if three people do something, for example, give all three names. When you have done the quiz and posted on your blog, please come comment here so we can go check it. Thanks!

1. Harry discovers in Regulus' room that he and Regulus have something uncommon and unexpected in common. What is this, and how did he figure it out?
They were both on a mission to destroy Voldemort's Horcuxes. Harry and Hermioen realized while in Regulus' room that Regulus Arturus Black may be the mysterious R.A.B. who signed his name in the false locket that Harry and Dumbledore recovered from the cave. The summon Kreacher who tells the tale of how Regulus had a change of heart regarding Voldemort and how Regulus made Kreacher take him back to the cave where Regulus drank the potion, stole the locket, and replaced it with the false one. He then ordered Kreacher to return home and destroy the locket.

2. On three occasions former professors can be presumed to have "visited" the trio while they are in "exile" - which professors and which occasions would these be?
#1 Remis Lupin at #12 Grimmauld place
#2. Phineas Nigellus Black in the forest via the portrait Hermione placed in her bottomless pit bag
#3. Dolores Umbridge at the Ministry of Magic while the trio were undercover

3. How do Ron and Harry get into the Ministry?
They each drank polyjuice potion and took on the appearance of ministry employees. Hermione become Mafalda Hopkirk, Rom becomes Reg Cattermole, and Harry becomes Runcorn. Then they flushed themselves down a toilet to enter the Ministry.

4. Who is the blond-haired boy, and why is he important?
The blonde-haired boy is actually Grindelwald, the last known master of the death stick. He stole the Elder Wand from Gregorovitch the Bulgarian wandmaker.

5. How is the exception that food cannot be conjured classified?
It is one of the Principal Exceptions to Gamp's Law of Elemental Transfiguration. Food may be multiplied once a real food object is actually in hand, but cannot be created from nothing.

6. Where does the trio first run into Dean Thomas?
In the woods. Dean is on the run with Ted Tonks, Dirk Cresswell and the goblins Griphook and Gornuk. They were eventually caught by snatchers led by Fenrir Greyback. Ted, Dirk and Gornuk were killed resisting capture.

7. Bathilda Bagshot does not speak in front of Hermione and Ron because....
It's not really Bathilda Bagshot--it was Nagini in her reanimated corpse. It would have given her away if she spoke in Parseltongue.

8. Who can Harry be said to have buried in Deathly Hallows?

9. Which Horcruxes has Harry actually seen in person before the book starts?
Riddles Diary, himself, Nagini, and the resurrection stone/ring

10. Who actually destroys each of the Horcruxes?
a. Tom Riddle's Diary was Destroyed by Harry Potter
b. Resurrection stone/ring was destroyed by Albus Dumbledore
c. Helga Hufflepuff's cup was destroyed by Hermione Granger
d. Salazar Slytherin's locket was destroyed by Ron Weasley
e. Ravenclaw's Diadem was destroyed by Crabbe
f. Nagini was destroyed by Neville Longbottom
g. Harry Potter was destroyed by Lord Voldemort (he was released as a horcrux during Voldemort’s second failed attempt to kill him)

Extra credit:
Tom Riddle's grandfather inherited the stone of resurrection. Harry's father inherited the invisibility cloak. What does this imply about Tom Riddle and Harry Potter?
That they were related. The Resurrection Stone was first owned by Cadmus Peverell and the Invisibility Cloak was first owned by Ignotus Peverell. Since the two items were passed down thru the families for generations, it can be safely implied that Tom Riddle and Harry Potter are relatives.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Quidditch - Round One

1. What momentous event was the reason that the members of the Order of the Phoenix felt it necessary to move Harry out of the Dursley’s house?
d. Harry’s upcoming birthday

2. Who revealed the actual date of Harry’s transfer to Voldemort, despite the misinformation the order had been spreading around that the move would occur on the eve of his actual birthday?
b. Snape

3. With the use of Polyjuice Potion (and to confuse any possible attack by Death Eaters), six member of the Order were disguised as Harry and escorted out of Privet Drive, along with the real Harry. Which member of the order did not survive that night?
a. Mad-Eye Moody

4. Who informed Harry, Ron and Hermione of the bequests left to them in Dumbledore’s will?
d. Rufus Scimgeour

5. During the wedding celebration for Bill and Fleur, Kingley Shacklebolt sent a Patronus to tell the guests that the Ministry had fallen, Scrimgeour (the Minister) was dead and the wedding celebration was about to be attacked by Death Eaters. What form did the Patronus take?
a. A lynx

6. Escaping from the wedding to London, our three friends found themselves confronted by a pair of Death Eaters, disguised as workmen. This close brush impressed on them the need to find someplace to hide. Where did they decide to go?
b. Sirius Black’s house

7. Kreacher’s animosity towards Harry, Ron and especially Hermione (a Mudblood) was well documented in book five, “The Order of the Phoenix.” His initial interaction with them showed that his attitude had not changed. How did they win him over?
d. By giving him Regulus Black’s old locket

8. Who did they eventually find was in possession of the locket/Horcrux?
d. Dolores Umbridge

9. What did Harry find embedded in the door of Umbrdige’s office?
a. Moody’s magical eye

10. After retrieving the Horcrux, they tried to return to their safe place but they were pursued
(actually Yaxley tagged along when they disapparated). This meant that the Death Eaters knew their hiding place and they had to go somewhere else. Where did Hermione take them?
d. To the site of the Quidditch World Cup

Picture Scavenger Hunt
The pictures must be posted on your blog or at least linked to from your blog. Make sure that the links work or you will not get credit.

Mad-Eye Moody
Nymphadora Tonks
George Weasley
The Dursley's House

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Slytherin House Quiz #2: How Well Do You Know Your Housemates?

1. Which housemate has an 11 ½ inch holly wand with a Dragon Heartstring core? Bathilda Boomslang
2. Which housemate creates rockin’ sock patterns? Emma Wigworthy
3. Which housemate has the hots for David Boreanez? Cassandra Puddlemere
4. Which housemate used to be the top badger who made a habit of eating snakes? Quinn
5. Which housemate shows off her awards from HSKS6 on her blog? Madam Ferula Finnigan
6. Which housemate makes kicka* * cookies IRL? Esmerelda Beanswallow
7. Which housemate is a third year Slytherclaw, whatever the hell that means? Callisto Verity
8. Which housemate wants Plymouth to make her feet happy? Belladona Boomslang
9. Which housemate is a knitting addict? (Ok, all of us, but one in particular.) Lily of Flitwick
10. Which housemate loves to sing? Queen Frysia
11. Which housemate has issues with muggle devices? Ginny Crookshanks
12. Which housemate likes Darth HelloKitty? Cecily Fortescue
13. Which housemate has a member of the family with his own fan club? Diana Lockhart
14. Which housemate has never-ending PMS? Olivia Gaunt
15. Which housemate originally comes from South New Joisey? Penelope Caerphilly
16. Which housemate “adores” European chocolates? Clara Clovenhoof
17. Which housemate has a roommate who seriously put a crimp in her communication abilities? Rowena Weasley
18. Which housemate was fortunate enough to lose her HP husband? Lavener Diggory-Dolohov
19. Which housemate likes some Nascar dude? Andromeda Finch-Fletchley
20. Which housemate needs a new time-turner? Ophelia Crookshanks

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


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First Slytherin House Quiz

What are your three most favorite colors? Green, purple, red...although I've developed a recent obsession with anything pink (blush or bashful, anyone?).

What are you three least favorite colors? Yellow, tan, cream, gold (yes, I realize there's a theme there!)

Your favorite candy is a toss-up -- dark chocolate, salted caramels or gummy bears.

Draco, Lucius, or Snape? Snape

Do you knit, crochet, or both? Knit

What type of kit did you ask for? Sock

Acrylic—has its uses, should all be burned, best yarn to work with (choose one)? Don't like to work with it, but I've used it on occasion.

Who is the Slytherin Head Girl this term? Quinn

Name four “extras” you would love to receive in your kit. ???? - I'll have to think about it.

What are your three most favorite scents? Most flower/herb scents bother my allergies; citrus scents are better

Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks? Depends on my mood

Which Slytherin is the Keeper of the Crucio List? Cassandra Puddlemere

Do you really need more stitch markers? Yes, I don't have anything resembling a collection.

Dpns, circular, or straight? Definitely not straight - I only use them for dishcloths! I usually use circular needles, but I'd really like to learn sock knitting with DPNs.

What yarn makes you squee? So many, so little time. I keep finding wonderful yarns - Three Irish Girls, Yarn Love, Cherry Tree Hill, Claudia Handpaints...

Favorite HP Movie? Whichever one I'm reading (or watching) right now!

Favorite HP character? Hermione, Ron, Lupin, Sirius

Who was your first choice for DADA professor? I'm quite pleased with Professor Solum.

What is the Slytherin Common Room called? The Snake Pit

What makes you worthy of being in Slytherin House? It's all about who you know...thanks to Ophelia, Quinn and the rest of the Stitches Witches!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Excited about...

the start of the term. I'm finally able to join Ophelia! My brother has been talking about how much fun she's had and I've been looking forward to joining her. I was worried that I wouldn't be sorted into the "right" house. Can you see me as a Griffie or a Puff? That's what I thought!

Embrace your inner Slytherin!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Getting Started

Ophelia's helping me get started - darn muggle devices!